SRINAGAR, July 9: Panic has gripped at Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s corporate headquarters in Srinagar after 27 staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

An official confirmed to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that 27 employees have been tested positive at J&K Bank’s corporate headquarters in Srinagar.

The J&K Bank management has also decided that all offices at corporate headquarters will remain closed on Friday except the offices of the vice presidents.

While on Thursday, the J&K Bank management has closed ground floor-general department CHQ, ground floor-enquiry department CHQ, 1st floor-vigilance department, Ist floor-S&C Department, Ist floor-IS Audit, 2nd floor-Estate and Engineering, 3rd floor-all departments, annexy building-payment and settlement, annexy building-risk management, air India buiding-ATM help desk section.

The J&K management however said I/C service operations, I/C Payment and settlement, I/C Govt business, I/C Treasury Operations, should ensure that staff in their departments should work from home for continuity of business operations.